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House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year, but did not know how far.

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most notably, the result supports the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the accelerating expansion of the universe and makes up 70 percent.

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

The new Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission will be launched into the 'L2' virtual point in space - 1.5 million kilometres beyond the Earth, as seen from the Sun - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky.

Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Schiaparelli flew to Mars with the Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying gases in the planet's atmosphere from orbit. The lander crashed during an attempted touchdown on Oct. 19.

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

This latest jump in speed began in July 2016 and has been climbing ever since – even over the cold winter months.

ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

NASA has delivered three detector for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Researchers led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, the UK, used novel laser-plasma-based accelerators to mimic the radiation which presents a risk to astronauts and space technology owing to the lack of protection from it in space.

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

NASA's Hubble telescope captures massive galaxy cluster 6 billion light years away

The Hubble telescope helped show that this arc is composed of two distorted images of an ordinary spiral galaxy that just happens to lie behind the cluster.

NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

The unprocessed image shows features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before.

Village on the moon – China in talks with European Space Agency

Village on the moon – China in talks with European Space Agency

China is in talks with the European Space Agency (ESA) about making a village on the moon and the idea could soon materialize.

NASA approves instruments for ESA's mission to Jupiter and its moon

NASA approves instruments for ESA's mission to Jupiter and its moon

The US space agency NASA has approved a project to build instruments for a future European Space Agency mission to Jupiter and its moons which is scheduled for launch in 2022.

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Research shows that Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is sliding unstoppably into the ocean, mainly due to warmer seawater lapping at its underside.

This stunning mosaic from ESA's Mars Express reveals spiraling ice cap on Red Planet's north pole

This stunning mosaic from ESA's Mars Express reveals spiraling ice cap on Red Planet's north pole

The mosaic generated from 32 individual orbit 'strips' captured between 2004 and 2010, and covers an area of around a million square kilometres.

ESA astronaut Tim Peake's capsule on permanent display at Science Museum; future ISS mission announced!

ESA astronaut Tim Peake's capsule on permanent display at Science Museum; future ISS mission announced!

Jan Woerner, director of the European Space Agency, also confirmed that the British astronaut would be returning in the near future.

Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA

Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA

Three rubidium and six hydrogen maser clocks are not working.

Scientists discover jet stream in Earth's molten iron core

Scientists discover jet stream in Earth's molten iron core

A jet stream deep below Earth’s surface has been discovered by scientists.

Europe gives nod to 1.4 billion euros for Mars rover, ISS: European Space Agency

Europe gives nod to 1.4 billion euros for Mars rover, ISS: European Space Agency

Europe has approved an extra 1.4 billion euros (USD 1.5 billion) today to resuscitate a life-seeking Mars rover project and keep its place on the ISS.

ExoMars space programme needs an extra 400mn euros

ExoMars space programme needs an extra 400mn euros

The two-part mission saw a spacecraft successfully placed into orbit in mid-October, but a companion lander designed to pave the way for a mobile-lab rover in 2020 smashed into the planet`s surface.